A Large Victorian Staffordshire Flatback Group of a Scottish Couple
In the 18th and 19th century every house had a fireplace, and therefore a mantlepiece, and in the grander houses , several mantlepieces. These would be decorated with all manner of things from clocks, candlesticks, photograph frames and pottery and brass ornaments.
This is a large Staffordshire flat back figure, so called because it was designed for a mantlepiece, the back of the figure not needing to be decorated. This would also keep the price down of manufacture thus making it accesible to the masses.
A large Staffordshire flat back figure depicting a Scottish couple, with the gentleman playing bagpipes.
This also has a painted clock face, a popular thing in Staffordshire’s figures.
In general good condition with some paint loss.
Dimensions: 35cm x 22cm